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MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
to lean on. they are taking a page out of the playbook. tax senate democrats are going on cuts to providers. in one release mark pryor release said pryor's deciding vote for obama care cut from medicare including nearly 5.4 billion collectly from arkansas. it's a familiar line of attack that was litigated and litigated and litigated and discredited in the last election. >> when congressman ryan looked into the camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as "the biggest coldest power play," i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. >> that's always been a problem for republicans on this line of attack. house republicans tell us that they are not looking at the medicare attack line. they want to continue to highlight individual stories when it comes to health care. stories about canceled plans or higher costs. here's what we know they are not going to do. they are not going to walk away from the issue. it's too potent of an issue for the base and what they believe
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
negotiations are about. some include assets and raising fees and not taxes. in addition, negotiators want to relieve cuts in military problems by finding savings elsewhere. the deal could be announced as early as this week or early next week. keep in mind they are not back until monday and congress leaves for the holidays next friday. that of loose a few days to get a deal through both houses. so far both sides are noncommittal about the chances that it gets done. the speaker said that the speaker knows ryan is committed to finding common ground and hopes democrats will work to find a smarter way to cut washington spending. on wednesday, congressman jim clyburn and a member of the budget conference said that nothing is set in stone. >> that's the problem we get with these things. you agree to something and you look around and the goal post gets moved. we on a democratic side are not going to agree to anything. until everything is agreed to. >> joining me now, the chair and new york congressman israel. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you for having me on, luke. >> off the bat,
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
that applying for health insurance now is more like doing your income tax than going to the doctor. >> okay. >> what you need to gather is a lot of financial information. your last year's tax return. if you didn't have one, information about payroll, pay stubs, et cetera. >> and gather all this information before you go to healthcare.gov. >> yes. because you're going to need it to complete the application. the other wonderful piece of news that came out yesterday that no one seemed to notice is that for the very first time healthcare.gov has a shopping function, a browsing function. something it should have had from day one but it's now there and working. when you go on the home page, there's a little -- >> the little -- >> the little medallion on left, click on that, and you can enter some very simple information about yourself and see all of the plans available to you. >> without putting financial data, stuff in you may not want to. >> no financial data. it won't calculate whether or not you have a subsidy coming to you, but it will show you the plans available to you in your area with th
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
's driving this. they passed a tax increase with the president, but in general not a lot moving. things are going to move on and they are looking and talking about hillary clinton and what's going to happen then in 2017 as if he's a lame duck already. >> that doesn't help. this quote is like -- the problem the president has is that perception among democrats in washington that he's already a lame duck. that's what the quote screams. >> you have to separate out what goes on here. the thinking of people here and the calculations and all that. with the rest of the country. >> but i think what happened this year is that it has infected the culture of the political class who are watching the president. i think that turning that around, even if the health care law, the website begins to work better and there were further signs of improvement. it's a larger problem than bouncing back. >> the bigger issue this year is one of the things about this idea that politics, both parties are a mess. both parties. the president is a mess. the alternative seems like the unexpected in 2014 will be how do t
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